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Passed Away on July 19
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Petrarch Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374) Canzoniere were sonnets in praise of his idealized love "Laura", whom he first saw in 1327. She was a married woman, who refused to become his mistress and died of plague 1348.

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Petrarch was a Italian poet, born in Arezzo, a devotee of the Classical tradition.

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Date Added: 30 May '12

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